Secure Thingz, Inc. is the domain expert in security, micro-controllers and embedded systems. Since 2018, the company is part of IAR Systems, the future-proof supplier and software tools for embedded development. Secure Thingz is focused on delivering advanced security solutions into the emerging Industrial Internet of Things, critical infrastructure, automotive and other markets. The Secure Deploy™ architecture has been developed to solve the major security issues challenging the IoT. Secure Thingz solutions ensure a cost-efficient root of trust in low-cost microcontrollers to deliver a core set of critical services through the product lifecycle, alongside secure deployment, production and update infrastructure. Secure Thingz is a founding member and Executive Board member of the Internet of Things Security Foundation (www.iotsecurityfoundation.org), the leading global organization for IoT Security.
The Secure Deploy™ architecture is an advanced integrated solution for delivering the Supply Chain of Trust. The Secure Deploy architecture has been designed to enhance and simplify security implementations across the lifecycle of product creation, manufacture, and management. This enables organizations to build upon secure foundations to protect their intellectual property across the life cycle of their products.
The Secure Deploy architecture, which features a high-security framework, ensures simple management of critical intellectual property within the development process, secure key management targeted for development, manufacturing and applications (“Root of Trust”). The architecture integrates into tier-1 programming and manufacturing systems, eliminating over-production and counterfeiting through constrained device programming.
Secure Thingz engages with silicon vendors and OEMs to enable Citadel security solutions, a set of secure boot management functionality that operates within the lowest-level control domains to secure the device from the ground up.
The Citadel firmware encompasses critical, low-level functionality to provide anchors within the Root of Trust. It integrates onto the core cryptographic hardware to ensure credentials (keys and certificates) can be managed and stored correctly, across the critical phases of factory provisioning, operational start-up, and patching and remediation cycles.
Secure production of devices is the cornerstone of securing the IoT, and the Guardian product family offers solutions for secure provisioning, secure programming and secure manufacturing, enabling high-mix, high-volume production globally.
The Guardian solutions inject secure loaders, keys and certificates into the system to define an immutable identity and provide the Root of Trust for a secure IoT device. The keys are set at application mastering and enforced throughout the production flow. Provisioning may be applied at the silicon vendor or at trusted programming centers.
Embedded Trust, developed in cooperation between Secure Thingz and IAR Systems, delivers security development seamlessly integrated into the world’s favorite development workflow IAR Embedded Workbench, enabling trust from development to deployment. The environment leverages the secure hardware built into next-generation microcontrollers to provide the low-level trust anchors and secure services needed for trustworthy IoT solutions. The Embedded Trust Security Development Environment covers multiple security domains including integrated identity and certificate management, a scalable Secure Boot Manager, secure deployment with integrated manufacturing mastering, and release management with versioning and update infrastructure.
Embedded Trust is fully integrated with the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench, including the highly optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler and the comprehensive C-SPY Debugger. The integration enables you to include security development as part of your day-to-day workflow, while making sure your code is fast, effective and highly compact. For complete code control, static and runtime code analysis is also available.
To drive the “Supply Chain of Trust,” Secure Thingz delivers a high-security, cryptographic framework that ensures stakeholder alignment across OEM, silicon vendor, programming centre, contract manufacturer, and end users. Secure Thingz has innovation and technology alliances with key players across the Supply Chain of Trust, which provides immediate access to approximately 40 percent of the design and manufacturing markets.
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